House and Senate lawmakers have introduced legislation that would enable Israel’s entrance into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, which would permit Israelis to enter the United States as visitors for up to 90 days without first obtaining a visa.
The House bill (H.R. 300) was introduced by Reps. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX). The Senate bill (S. 266) was introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
Entering the U.S. Visa Waiver Program would pave the way for enhanced bilateral relations between Israel and the United States, strengthening economic and cultural cooperation.